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The British Council offers a wide range of services and support for higher education institutions for international work and partnerships.

Internationalising Higher Education

We work with higher education institutions in Wales and across the world to support the development and provision of knowledge and skills. 

Through our Internationalising Higher Education programmes we provide opportunities for universities around the world across a range of areas including:

  • policy and strategy
  • student and academic mobility (scholarships and grants)
  • higher education institutional partnerships.

Through our connections to policy makers, practitioners and industry and reach to students we are able to support the sector in addressing both global and local challenges.

Please visit the Internationalising Higher Education website for more details.

Services for International Marketing (SIEM)

SIEM is a global programme to support UK Education institutions in their international work. SIEM operates in 51 countries, providing services for international student recruitment, market intelligence and enabling the development of working relationships with institutions in countries across the world.

For more information about education intelligence, student insight, partnership access and transnational education, please visit the SIEM website. 

Erasmus+ 

Erasmus+ offers funding to support higher education student and staff mobility across Europe for any of the following:

  • A study period for students at another university
  • A work placement for students in any of the programme countries
  • A period of teaching at another higher education institution for staff 

UK higher education institutions can also apply for funding to run collaborative projects aimed at improving higher education provision. Strategic Partnerships in higher education can last for 2 or 3 years and are a flexible way of working with partners from different countries. 

For more information and how to apply, please visit the Erasmus+ website.